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Old 10-01-2010, 03:26 AM   #11
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I did this too, at first, but I found over time that the violence of the pour brought CO2 out of solution way too fast. Another 15 foot resolved that and now it dispenses like a soda fountain.
I actually had to get some stuff from McMaster so got a couple bayonets to give them a shot before adding more tubing to my system. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:13 AM   #12
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bad idea. brass and copper in the presence of carbonic acid results in toxic compounds being released into the carbonated water.....

only use plastic or stainless steel for soda water.
eh?? oh, you mean carbonated water... they are chrome plated brass (the one below)... but either that or i will drill a hole and put a picnic tap with a bulkhead in my fridge. will look like hell, but i don't want to spend ~$90 for a 4th 425ss, ss shank, ss tail piece, ss flange, etc.

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Old 10-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #13
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Just carbed up a 5 G keg of water for seltzer. It fully carbs a lot quicker than beer. I just use my Perlick 425SS, when I have beer for that slot--then the C02 will have to make way.

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Old 10-03-2010, 11:32 AM   #14
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eh?? oh, you mean carbonated water... they are chrome plated brass (the one below)... but either that or i will drill a hole and put a picnic tap with a bulkhead in my fridge. will look like hell, but i don't want to spend ~$90 for a 4th 425ss, ss shank, ss tail piece, ss flange, etc.

you don't need a perlick-style ss faucet for soda since sticky faucet syndrome won't be a problem. micromatic and others make traditional-style faucets that are all stainless and don't cost much more than a chromed brass faucet. i have no idea where you got that $90 figure from..
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:25 PM   #15
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Well, it turns out this idea does work! I put 4 of the little stirrer sticks down the dip tube (they're flexible, so they even went around the bend) and got an absolutely perfect pour at 40 psi with a 3' hose and a picnic tap!



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Yup, I'm running two in both of my water kegs (one carbing, one in use). Might double that just to see how much of a difference it makes. I only keep mine at 30 psi though.

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I use the standard Perlick 425SS and 25' of 3/16 line coiled up around my seltzer keg.
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is the 25' to reduce the speed/strength of the pour? I just put together a seltzer system with a motorized carbonator and a 425SS, with only about 2' of line. At 45 psi, it comes out too violently to control. Is the solution to coil up a bunch of dispensing length in the fridge?
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is the 25' to reduce the speed/strength of the pour? I just put together a seltzer system with a motorized carbonator and a 425SS, with only about 2' of line. At 45 psi, it comes out too violently to control. Is the solution to coil up a bunch of dispensing length in the fridge?
Yup, that's all you need to do. I have about 25' of 3/16 line at 25psi and it works great!
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I have like 6 feet of 1/8" line... works perfectly.

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I just put in 35' of 1/8 and am astonished at what a huge difference it made. Probably too much...I may shorten it.

The physics mystifies me. I expected that a more narrow tube would increase pressure, like a smaller nozzle on a garden hose. It must be due to friction?

Thanks for the help and advice.

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